The Singularity (Ambient Music + Fractal Visuals)

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This music video is intended an audiovisual exploration of the idea of the Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity:

Based on the theory/prediction of the Technological Singularity, introduced by minds like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil, the entire universe may someday be comprised of nanobots that are controlled by a singular computer-mind of the same magnitude. If this happened, then perhaps what you are about to see is similar to the way planets and other celestial bodies may behave sometime far into the future. Fractal technology brought to life…

Music by Surface 10, visuals by Jeremie Brunet.

Sonuus G2M Guitar To MIDI Converter Review

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This is a demo of the Sonuus G2M Universal Guitar to MIDI Converter, a monophonic audio to MIDI converter.

The Sonuus G2M can be used to generate MIDI instrument sounds from a synthesizer and does not require a special pickup. Continue reading

Plogue Chipsounds Virtual Synthesizer Video Demo

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Cuckoo demo’s the new Plogue Chipsounds.

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I bought this new plug-in called Plogue Chipsounds and took it for a spin. I must say it sounds fantastic. I’m going through a couple of the chips, perform and loop live to see how it all sounds.Best regardsCUCKOOMore on Cuckoo:http://www.cuckoo.noMore on Plogue Chipsounds:http://www.plogue.com

Inside Adafruit Industries, Makers Of The x0xb0x Synthesizer

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Rocketboom Tech correspondent Ellie Rountree visits engineer and founder of Adafruit Industries, Limor Fried, to talk about their DIY open source electronic kits.

Limor Fried is the creator of the x0xb0x, an open source TB303 bassline synthesizer clone.

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The First iPhone Girl Group

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The Mentalists may get their 15 minutes of fame as the first iPhone girl group.

They do a cover of Kids, by MGMT, on their iPhones and iPod Touches, using only apps downloaded from the Apple App Store. Apps used include Ocarina, Retro Synth, miniSynth and DigiDrummer Lite.

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miniMusic Updates Palm Music App

beatpadminiMusic has upgraded BeatPad software, part of their Pro Music Suite. The Krikit Audio Engine has been added, bringing BeatPad up to date with the other professional applications from miniMusic. The new software bundle includes BeatPad, SoundPad, and NotePad.

BeatPad is a pattern based music sequencer. Looping patterns can be edited while they play so the user can hear each change they make. Patterns can include both melodic and drum tracks, and can be chained together for up to 128 step loops. This new version also adds a new Library screen to store and organize multiple banks of patterns, and can now export patterns as standard MIDI files.

The Pro Music Suite also includes NotePad and SoundPad. NotePad is the leading music notation software for the Palm Platform, letting you enter notes onto music staff, with an on-screen piano, or drawn onto a “piano roll” graphic interface. SoundPad is a sound design workshop for the Krikit Audio Engine, featuring multiple oscillators, ADSR envelopes for every oscillator, and simple sound bank management and instrument mapping. Continue reading